Receiving payments by check
Deadline to cash check
Because policies vary between banks, we're not able to determine if a specific bank is able to accept your AdSense checks. All check payments are issued by Citibank. If you receive checks in U.S. dollars, please inquire at your bank regarding whether they have a correspondent relationship with Citibank. This relationship is required in order to process our U.S. dollar checks. Please note that Google AdSense checks are for deposit only, and are not able to be cashed.
Additionally, please be aware that different banks often take different amounts of time to clear any check. We suggest contacting your bank directly for more information.
All checks are sent via standard delivery. Publishers usually receive their checks about 2-4 weeks after the mailing date. However, it may take longer depending on the postal service in your location.
Standard delivery payments sent to the countries listed below will be mailed by a local courier service. There will be no charge for mailing payments in this manner and we anticipate that the payments will arrive within 10-30 days of the check date.
AdSense publishers in select countries in Latin America (listed above) will have standard delivery payments delivered via the local courier service Ocasa for no additional charge. Tracking numbers are not available for Ocasa check payments.
Publishers in China will have standard delivery payments mailed by Hong Kong post.
If you haven’t received your cheque after 60 days, you can reissue a new cheque directly from your AdSense account. Visit your "Transactions" page to see the original payment date and current status. If the cheque still hasn’t been cashed after 60 days, you’ll see a "Re-issue payment" link appear next to your cheque’s status in your "Transactions" page. Click Re-issue payment and shortly after a new line item will appear showing that the cheque has been stopped and your refund is in progress.
You can only reissue a check from your account if more than 60 days has passed since it was issued.
If you do not deposit your check within 12 months after it was issued, your earnings will be credited back to your account and your payments will be put on hold.
Once your payments are put on hold for an expired check, visit your payment settings and update your check delivery address. Whether or not you update your delivery address, you still need to click the 're-enable' button on the check form of payment widget (or select a new form of payment). After you edit and/or re-enable your form of payment, your payment hold will be removed.